From the ABC 7 Weather team

Washington D.C. Forecast: More Storms on the Way to the Region

July 2, 2013 - 02:15 PM
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Stepping into the typical summer-time pattern for the Washington D.C. area

This Afternoon:

Temperatures: 80s
Wind: S 7 - 14 mph
This Evening:

Temperatures: 80s
Wind: S 5 - 10 mph
Wednesday:
Partly sunny, touch warmer
Highs: Mid to Upper 80s
Wind: S 5-12 mph

More storms in the forecast for today- chances lessen as we head into the end of the work week.

 

We are still wedged between an area of low pressure to the west and a pesky Bermuda high to the west. The high in the Atlantic will gradually shift back towards the East Coast and continue its trek through the weekend. The low will start to break down tomorrow. However, we will continue to feel the stream of moisture rolling up from the south and right into the Mid-Atlantic. The ripe airmass will continue to set the scene for perfect conditions to see some thunderstorms that could carry some locally heavy rainfall. However, with this being said-there is not a lot to trigger a widespread storm event. Calling for mostly cloudy conditions today but if we get a few peeks of sunshine as we continue through the afternoon hours, a few of these storms that move through during the afternoon could be strong. More sunshine as we move into mid-week. Highs will be in the mid to upper 80s with about a 30% – 40% shot of storms during the afternoon hours – typical summer time pattern. That will continue through Thursday as well with warmer conditions and a chance of afternoon and evening storms – the chance will be greater to the west as that high continues to move westward through late week and into the weekend. To sum up - Once we get past today, temperatures will gradually go up and the chance of thunderstorms will mainly be in the afternoon = peek day time heating hours

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